ALPHA LIGHT FAQs
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OTHER HAIR REMOVAL TECHNOLOGIES AND ALPHA LIGHT TECHNOLOGY?
All LT hair removal technologies effectively damage the hair follicles by using light, allowing heat transfer to the roots to stop hair growth. The way that the light and heat is delivered into the skin differs with the different technologies in the market. Alpha Light technology delivers energy deeper into the follicles. Our machines are stable and fast, which explains why your treatment is very comfortable and quick. The light and heat delivery uses a ‘square’ technology where the pulses are always kept within safe and stable levels reducing the risk of burn and increasing comfort levels for clients which ensures that every shot is effective yet almost painless. The cold treatment head rolls gently on the skin’s surface. This advanced deliverance is not only very comfortable but ensures damage to hair follicles effectively without harming superficial skin. There is a big contrast between Alpha Light and other older generation IPL which delivers unstable heat that feels like a heated rubber band flaking on the skin and has a higher risk of burn.
IS IT PERMANENT?
There is no technology in the market that is able to promise completely smooth and hair-free results forever. This is because, at any point in time, every human being has a varied percentage of sleeping hair within our skin that cannot be treated during this sleeping phase. These sleeping hair can only be treated when they become active. These fine hairs can be treated in future touch up sessions once they become active and grow. However, due to the depth of Alpha Light Technology, we are able to capture more hair more effectively. On average, one to two touch up sessions a year for the 2nd and 3rd year can achieve over 98% hair free for many years. It will be unlikely that a person who has undergone the full course of Alpha Light treatment and achieving hairless-ness will experience a full regrowth again with an exception of hormonal therapy which may cause hair to become active.
CAN I SEE HAIR REDUCTION AFTER THE 1ST TRIAL?
You will notice hair falling off within 7 days to 3 weeks after the treatment, but hair reduction may not be noticeable as we all have many cycles of actively growing hair. An average person may require 3 to 5 sessions before noticing any hair reduction.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I REQUIRE FOR ALPHA LIGHT TECHNOLOGY?
Clinical studies have shown 4 to 6 sessions (done on a once a month basis) as an average to see hair reduction between 60% to 80%. However, it is important to continue the treatment whenever you see hair growing (at an average of once every 2 to 3 months) to ensure you achieve the desired results. Touch up sessions may be necessary as there will always be hair that we may have missed during the course of treatments due to hair being in sleeping cycles. At Pink Parlour, we want the best results for you, thus, we bundle our treatments in 12 months or 24 months’ program to ensure you will achieve the best results without the fear of paying for the program that does not fulfil your final need of Hair Reduction.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO PREPARE FOR THE TREATMENT?
While undergoing any form of laser/permanent hair removal, it is best that you shave 3 to 7 days prior to your session. Stop waxing and epilating while you are actively undergoing your sessions as removing the roots will make it difficult to treat the hair.
IS THERE ANY PRODUCT THAT I CAN USE AFTER MY ALPHA LIGHT TREATMENT?
Yes, our Pink Parlour Boudoir Soothe Calm Protect Lotion helps calm the skin, reduce redness and prevent itching. The tea tree oil also acts as an antimicrobial to prevent infection of the follicles.
I HAVE VERY BLOND HAIR, WILL THIS TECHNOLOGY WORK?
No, this technology works best on hair with coloured pigments and melanin. For people with very light coloured hair, it is difficult for the hair to absorb any heat which is required to disable the hair follicles. This will work if you have dark brown or medium brown hair, but not blond.
I HAVE VERY DARK SKIN, WILL I BE A SUITABLE CANDIDATE?
We recommend against any form of LT hair removal if you have very dark skin. We have treated many clients with medium skin tones with much success but we do not take the risk if you have very dark skin that cannot differentiate the colour of your hair and skin. As this technology uses light and heat to detect the darker hair, it will be difficult to selectively treat hair without burning the skin as dark skin absorbs much of the heat without reflecting.
DO YOU GUARANTEE RESULTS? WHAT IF I AM NOT ABLE TO ACHIEVE THE DESIRED RESULTS?
Pink Parlour prides itself on honesty and integrity when we conduct our business. Your results are our main obsession and we want to see your hair free as much as you want to be hair-free. Pink Parlour can give assurance that you will see your hair being treated, meaning, hair fall will occur usually a week to 3 weeks after each session. If you feel in any way that your treatment has not been effective, simply drop us a note and we will ensure you will be looked after. There will always be a small number of people whom LT Hair Removal technologies will never work, and we will not be able to guarantee that you do not fall into that category. With our extensive history of over 10 years doing LT Hair Removal, we have seen less than 1% of clients who are NOT SUITABLE candidates. Who will then not be candidates for LT Hair Removal like Alpha Light?
People with very Active Hormones cannot be treated even though after every successful session of Alpha Light, the roots get destroyed and hair falls, but active hormones encourage regeneration of the follicles encouraging new hair growth. This is beyond what we can aid and we cannot be responsible for the inability to treat a person who has hormonal issues.
People on Hormone Replacement Therapies. Some people who are undergoing menopause and being treated by HRT may not be suitable candidates as we cannot determine if hormone therapy can encourage hair regrowth and promote active hair growth.
Very light hair colour we are unable to treat as it will not absorb the heat needed to destroy the roots.
People with very dark skin are at a high risk of burn even though they will ultimately achieve hairlessness.